The Ford-Matra MS10, first French car to win the Grand Prix to the Formula 1 world championship since its creation in 1950, is now an icon in the racing competition world. Sponsored by ELF and piloted by the legendary Jacky Stewtart, this famous victory took place in Zandvoort in the Netherlands, 1968. Two victories to come, in Germany and in the United-States, will make Jacky Stewart the Formula 1 World Championship runner-up. ELF, the Legend goes on !
In 1985, ELF is sponsoring the famous racing car Lotus 97T driven by the young hope Ayrton Senna that will win that year the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Estoril, Portugal, on a heavy rain. ELF, sponsor of the race and official supplier of Renault, accompanied this memorable victory. ELF, the Legend goes on !
ELF was partner of the victory of 1976 at Anderstorp. Famous race circuit of the Swedish Grand Prix, ELF sponsored the 6 wheels Ford Tyrrell P34, a breakthrough that marked the history of Formula 1. The pilot Jody Scheckter signed this race victory and the second pilot, Patrick Depailler, insured the doubled. ELF, the Legend goes on !
ELF participated to the biggest victories of automotive sport history, including endurance races. This type of race, the root of mechanical sport competitions, is considered as a real sign of reliability for manufacturers and their partners. In 1978, during the famous race 24 Hours of Le Mans, ELF accompanies the Renault Alpine V6 car under the number 2 to the victory. Jean-Pierre Jaussaud and Didier Pironi, win the race at the general classification. ELF, the Legend goes on !
Respecting the ultimate DGR spirit the "Gentleman Jacket" is entirely handcrafted in our workshop in France.
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The Matra 630 was called the "grandmother" when she was part of the Matra trio finishing the 24 hours of 1969. Driven by Jean Guichet and Nino Vacarella forced to a forced wisdom, she still found herself the best Matra in the middle of the night. The 630 also made its contribution to the development of the oil prepared by ELF by allowing the comparison of the state of the V12 engine after the 24 hours 1968 (castor oil) and the 24 hours 1969 (synthetic oil).
ELF, the legend continues.
Winner of the Tour de France Automobile in 1970 and 1971, the Matra MS 650 became famous in the 1969 Le Mans 24 Hours with the MATRA-ELF team. At the 1000 km of Paris in October 1969, the famous drivers Henri Pescarolo and Jean-Pierre Beltoise lead the team to victory.
The Matra MS 650 is in fact the first "open" sports car of the French manufacturer, while paying particular attention to safety. The suspensions are inspired by F1 with the MS 80.
ELF, the Legend continues!
For the 1978 edition of the 24h of Le Mans ELF accompanies the prestigious Renault Alpine V6 to victory with the number 2. Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, who was then forty-one years old, and Didier Pironi, who was only twenty-six, won the overall classification in 23 hours and 24 minutes with only 36 minutes of stop time in total.
ELF, the Legend goes on!